Popular Mechanics awards Infiniti M top 2011 luxury vehicle.

Each year, Popular Mechanics recognizes the best in automotive design, execution and technology for the Automotive Excellence Awards. The magazine's editors test drive more than 100 vehicles over 100,000 miles to determine the best vehicle in ten categories, ranging from off-road ability to versatility.

After extended test drives, instrumented comparison tests and longer-term evaluations, the top 2011 luxury vehicle was awarded to the Infiniti M37/M56.

Infiniti M® Receives Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2011 Infiniti M 2010 Top Safety Pick (does not apply to M56x. For more information, see www.iihs.org.). The Infiniti M received the best possible score across all four of the IIHS tests – frontal offset, side impact, roof strength, and rear crash protection.

2011 Infiniti M Named One of Ward's "Auto Interior of the Year" Winners

The 2011 Infiniti M has recently been named "Auto Interior of the Year" in the premium-priced car category by Ward's AutoWorld magazine. Designed to honor excellence in automotive interiors, winners were chosen by a team of eight Ward's editors using criteria that included aesthetics and design harmony, comfort, ergonomics, fit and finish, materials, safety and overall value.